Comments on: PoliColumn: Alabama Politics Preview, 2006 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9024 A rough draft of my thoughts... Mon, 08 May 2006 20:03:49 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: Don Seibold http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9024#comment-383945 Sat, 07 Jan 2006 23:41:41 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=9024#comment-383945 Professor, I have only one comment about this well thought out and composed article. You said, "We are ultimately governed by the ballot box — and that is a remarkable achievement in human history”. Respectfully, sir, I must say that the results from the ballot boxes, at least from what I have observed here in Alabama, have missed being remarkable, or advantageous to the citizenry at large, by more than a country mile. I attribute that dismal performance to two primary causes. First, is the general apathy of the citizens, many of whom may never come within “spittin” distance of a ballot box. Secondly, and primarily, is that so many of those who do exercise the privilege (indeed, duty, as I see it) to vote are either grossly uninformed, or massively misinformed. Professor, I have only one comment about this well thought out and composed article. You said, “We are ultimately governed by the ballot box — and that is a remarkable achievement in human history”. Respectfully, sir, I must say that the results from the ballot boxes, at least from what I have observed here in Alabama, have missed being remarkable, or advantageous to the citizenry at large, by more than a country mile. I attribute that dismal performance to two primary causes. First, is the general apathy of the citizens, many of whom may never come within “spittin” distance of a ballot box. Secondly, and primarily, is that so many of those who do exercise the privilege (indeed, duty, as I see it) to vote are either grossly uninformed, or massively misinformed.

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